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Ivey signs prison bill Alabama News
State Rep. Lipscomb: State of Alabama feeling 'side effects' of abandoning traditional bid-build process for design-build on prison construction

It has been 919 days since the Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die the 2021 special session for new prison construction.

Prison oversight committee. Alabama News
ADOC Commissioner John Hamm gives lawmakers update on prison construction, staffing — 'Roughly, it comes out to $250,000 a bed'

The Joint Legislative Prison Oversight Committee met on Tuesday to discuss the construction and funding of the state’s two new mega-prisons, staffing shortages and more.  

Kay Ivey Alabama News
Why is Gov. Kay Ivey silent on Department of Corrections chaos?

Governor Kay Ivey has yet to address the chaos that has continued to fester over the past several months in the Alabama Department of Corrections.

Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers slams legislature for using ARPA money on prison construction

However, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) said he saw the use of ARPA money on prisons instead of rural broadband as inappropriate.